Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Entire Town’s Police Force Went on Strike, It Backfired. No One Wants Them Back

What would happen if the police in your town went on strike?  Would it be like a scene from the propaganda film “The Purge”, where all of your once friendly neighbors become thieves and  murderers? Or would the peaceful majority quickly begin to self organize to protect one another from the few in their communities who actually are thieves and murderers?
Every community is different and it is possible that different people would react differently, but for the most part, when these types of situations arise people actually don’t descend into madness.
There have been many examples throughout history of people defending their families and communities in a decentralized manner, and recently there have some many examples of this in the news, in various different parts of the world.
This week it was reported that police in Acapulco, Mexico went on strike and the people of the city, for the most part, do not seem to want them back.  It turns out that without the transit police there is less traffic, and without the municipal police there has been no noticeable increase in crime.

(I would normally leave a link, but these sites with the built in "Read More" things, well, no link from me.)


Gdeck Bob said...

Seems reasonable...

Without the police around to shake you down on a regular basis like the Mafia does(something the Mexican police are legendary at), people find they have more money... if nothing else.

billy pilgrim said...

like dylan said, the cops don't need you and man they expect the same.

texlahoma said...

Gdeck - I knew some guys down there that didn't have any money on them, the cops held some of them, so the other ones could go home and get some money, luckily they came back with money, the cops let them all go as promised.

texlahoma said...

Billy - Yeah, I'm not all that familiar with Dylan, but I hear he was way ahead of his time.

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